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Have you lost a loved one due to the negligent action or inaction of a third party? If so, you and your family could be eligible for financial compensation to cover funeral expenses, lost wages, and lingering medical bills to ease the pain and suffering you are likely experiencing.
To help make this injustice right, we encourage you to contact the legal team at The Floyd Law Firm. The father-son duo of Walter and Mark Floyd have been fighting for the rights of Belleville families in wrongful death cases. Having won a wrongful death case that paid 3 million dollars to surviving beneficiaries, the Floyd Law team always seeks maximum compensation in all Belleville wrongful death cases.
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?
In many states, specific family members (such as surviving spouses, children, and even parents) are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit by default. That is not the case in Illinois.
According to the Illinois Compiled Statutes, only the authorized personal representative of the estate – sometimes called the executor – is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit (740 ILCS 180).
However, just because family members are not the default for this process, doesn’t mean that other groups cannot be appointed as the personal representative of the estate. An accountant, lawyer, or other professional could be appointed as a personal representative.
How Do I Become a Personal Representative or an Estate Executor In Illinois?
Even if the deceased has a will that appoints a designated personal representative of the estate, that appointment must still be processed through an Illinois court. This process marks the beginning of the probate process for a deceased victim’s estate.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of “accrual” (which means when the incident happened).
However, this changes for instances of wrongful death. While the injuries that contribute to someone’s eventual wrongful death may have happened years prior, the wrongful death statute of limitations starts when the victim actually dies from their personal injuries.
The personal representative of the estate has two years from the deceased’s death in which to file a wrongful death suit. Families of wrongful death victims who are the victim of a crime may have a longer time to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois.
Contact a Belleville Wrongful Death Attorney at The Floyd Law Firm Today
No matter the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death, this situation likely has you feeling lost and overwhelmed with worry. What can make an already painful situation worse is if this death was caused by another individual.
Regardless of the intention of the individual who caused your loved one’s death, our Belleville wrongful death attorneys believe that individuals need to be held accountable for their actions. That’s where The Floyd Law Firm can help you.
We’re offering free, no-obligation wrongful death consultations and case reviews for Belleville residents. So get in touch with our Belleville wrongful death attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm to request yours today. Call (314) 863-4114 or book your appointment online.